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1 Jul 2016 (Friday)

Fonterra announced a $4.75kgMS opening price
Fonterra’s Commercial Director of Finance Abhy Maharaj will be addressing the Agribusiness Gippsland conference at Lardner Park on July 28. Read more about this upcoming event.

Grants Available to Recognise Our Veterans
There are a number of grants that enable groups to complete a wide range of products from restoring war memorials researching and highlighting the efforts of local soldiers during World War I. Read more.

Fruitful Phillip Island
An event called Future Homes held at Phillip Island Community Orchard was a huge success. It was a day to allow presenters to walk, talk and demonstrate on the site and an opportunity to learn many techniques in gardening.

4 Jul 2016 (Monday)

Protecting Public Land From Encroachment
Following concerns in the community about encroachment of private landholders onto public land, Bass Coast Shire Council has been successfully reclaiming land over the past five years.

Volunteers Wanted!
This year volunteer groups working in foreshores and bushland reserves will be doing needed revegetation with over 10,000 plants ready for planting. Read more here.

5 Jul 2016 (Tuesday)

Oh yes it’s Ladies Night
The Latrobe Performing Arts Centre will feature a comedy show called Ladies Night on 13 July. Learn more about this event.

Community-minded citizens can stand for council
Read Gary Van Driel's encouragement to the community-minded citizens to consider standing for council.

Changes to Local Law 2 reflect community feedback
Read Latrobe City Council's response to the community feedback about its proposed Community Amenity Local Law No.2 with a modified version of the law.

Opera featuring award-winning tenor comes to Traralgon
La Primera Opera is coming to Traralgon on 19 July. Book your tickets, today.

14 Jul 2016 (Thursday)

Do you know the next Latrobe City Council Senior Citizen of the Year?
The nominations for Latrobe City Council’s Senior Citizen of the Year is now open to public. Send your nomination before Friday, 29 July.

Leader in innovation comes to Latrobe City
Dan Gregory, the co-founder and CEO of The Impossible Institute and a leading business innovator, is coming at Gippsland Small Business Festival event. He will give his speech to local businesses on the 23rd of July.

15 Jul 2016 (Friday)

Northe calls on Government to include Latrobe City in the Powerline Replacement Fund
Russell Northe's calling upon the State Labor Government to include Latrobe City Council in the Governments Powerline Replacement Fund (PRF).

Back to school, back to 40km
The Bass Coast Shire Council is urging the community members and parents to be safe when driving around schools in Bass Coast. Read more of the reminders posted by the Council.

Council hosts ‘how to’ session for election hopefuls
The Latrobe City Council will host a public information session that will outline the roles and responsibilities of a councillor, describe the election process, and provide useful advice for getting elected. Read more about this news article.

Last Night's Council Meeting Round-Up: 11 July 2016
Read some of the decisions made by the Council at their Ordinary Meeting last Monday 11 July 2016

Panel supports land use strategy
Bass Coast Shire Council has received the Planning Panel Report for Amendment C140. Learn about the panel findings, minor changes, new policies and more in this article.

19 Jul 2016 (Tuesday)

Unearthing of a time capsule discovered in Moe
A time capsule of 28 years has been discovered in Moe. Read the full article below.

Indigenous songman and storyteller Dave Arden at Traralgon
Dave Arden, will bring his poetic blend of music, storytelling, culture and history to Latrobe Performing Arts Centre on 28 July.

Election result confirms The Nationals still going strong
Peter Walsh's statement about the 2016 election confirming that even after 100 years, voters still see The Nationals as their strong voice for Victoria’s regional communities

Celebrating National Tree Day in Bass Coast
National Tree Day will be celebrated in Bass Coast on the 31st of July. Learn more information about this event.

Tribute concert on 45th anniversary of Carole King’s Tapestry
A tribute concert will be held on Latrobe stage for the 45th anniversary of Carole King’s pop masterpiece, Tapestry.

You’re invited to a community conversation about our future
Latrobe City Council has called on the community to share their ideas about how best to create tomorrow’s Latrobe City at a community conversation on Thursday, 21 July.

Cypress removed after wind damage
A 70-year old Cypress tree has to be removed by the Bass Coast Shire Council after being damaged by strong winds. Read more.

20 Jul 2016 (Wednesday)

Plenty to reminisce about when time capsule was opened
A time capsule was opened at Fowler Street, Moe on Wednesday. Staff and friends of a former childcare centre discovered letters to their future selves and photos from their past and more to reminisce. Read the full article below...

25 Jul 2016 (Monday)

Young farmers encouraged to apply for funding
Russell Northe is encouraging young farmers in Latrobe City to apply for funding so they are better equipped to face the farming challenges and opportunities of the future.

Letter to the Editor
Leader of the Nationals Peter Walsh sent his letter to the editor regarding Daniel Andrews' regional blind spot. Read the full letter below.

Council awards waste contracts
The Bass Coast Shire Council has been awarded contracts for the Shire’s Waste Collection Service and Waste Facility Management and Operation Services. Read more information about the new contracts and the two new services introduced.

Business Festival brings Dan Gregory to Bass Coast
Dan Gregory is coming to Bass Coast as part of the 2016 Gippsland Small Business Festival. Be inspired. Read more about it.

Path projects across the Shire
Bass Coast Shire Council is constructing three pathway links across the Shire. These projects are an important part of the Roads Upgrade Program and will ensure delivery of the Community Service levels, Connectivity and Community Health.

Fred Hollows award seeks compassionate youngsters
The Nominations for the first Fred Hollows Humanity Award in Victoria is now open. The Fred Hollows Foundation is giving the award to students who follow in Fred’s footsteps by showing care and compassion for others. Learn more and nominate now...

Funding to improve access for all
A funding program has been offered by Rural Access for businesses and community organisations to improve their access for all abilities. Successful applicants have now been announced. Read the full article below.

26 Jul 2016 (Tuesday)

Enter your pride and joy in Latrobe City’s Garden Competition
Latrobe City Council is launching its inaugural garden competition and is looking for the best gardens across the municipality. Latrobe City residents, schools, community groups and businesses could enter the competition. Learn more...

27 Jul 2016 (Wednesday)

Victoria’s training sector lags behind under Labor
Victoria's training system is experiencing the biggest decline in enrolments, a drop of 19.7 percent in the number of subjects studied in Victoria in the March 2016 quarter. Read more information below...

Listen to Mozart’s piano concerti brought to life
The Melbourne Chamber Orchestra will perform two of Mozart’s most beautiful piano concert on August 9. Learn more about the event and be entertained...

Labor’s regional jobs failure
Latrobe-Gippsland’s youth unemployment rate has steadily increased and the failure to have jobs is now one of the problems the region is facing. Learn more.

Victoria's TAFEs in turmoil
This is an except transcript from– ABC Mornings With Jon Faine...

Melbourne City Ballet perform Shakespeare’s timeless classic
The Melbourne City Ballet brings the classical ballet version of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet to life at Latrobe Performing Arts Centre on 16 August. Learn more.

Community Conversation Reflections
Over 100 residents and councillors from across Latrobe City joined the community conversation on Wednesday to listen, share and discuss their aspirations for Latrobe Valley’s future. Read more information on the topics raised...

Small businesses focus of festival
The Latrobe City will soon celebrate the launch of the Gippsland Small Business Festival. This aims to inspire and up skill small to medium businesses. Learn more about the festival celebration here...

28 Jul 2016 (Thursday)

Statement – Economic Facilitation Fund
What is the future of Latrobe's economy? Read more about this discussion.

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